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LETTER: Return to City of White Rock garbage collection will cost more

Editor: In his letter to the editor last week, Ian Routledge claimed…

  • Oct 6, 2022

 

Recycling-collection bins at the new Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre, and transfer building in the distance. (Contributed photo)

Only Surrey residents can dump junk for free at 2 waste centres, for a limited time

The city’s ‘Disposal Days’ event offers free trash dropoff for the first 300 KGs, until Oct. 2

 

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

 

Recycling-collection bins at the new Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre, and transfer building in the distance. (Contributed photo)

$40M new waste facility opens in Surrey with goals to reduce illegal dumping, travel times

Starting Friday morning, Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre will welcome small vehicles

Recycling-collection bins at the new Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre, and transfer building in the distance. (Contributed photo)
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KPU students’ ‘Summer Fling Neighbourhood Clean-Up Party’ at Surrey park welcomes residents

Two-hour event Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Newton Athletic Park, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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LETTER: ‘Unconscionable’ trash, recycling transfer leaves some stratas paying twice

Editor: The City of White Rock will be taking back collection of…

  • Jun 30, 2022
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An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Illegal dumping up 15% in Surrey since pandemic began

Surrey council approves ‘enhancement’ of fines and enforcement

An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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OFF TOPIC: Trash talking dead birds, garbage barges and billionaires

This is not to suggest I was a young genius or anything,…

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View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Best unburden the bins, Surrey

People using local parks must also do their part by not trying to chuck more trash into overflowing bins

  • Feb 23, 2022
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Students clean trash from the grounds of Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey as part of a new "Love Where You Learn" campaign, launched there in September. (Submitted photo)

To keep schoolyards clean, Surrey students pitch ‘Love Where You Learn’ effort

‘We are encouraging student leaders and administrators to join us clean their outdoor school environments’

Students clean trash from the grounds of Holy Cross Regional High School in Surrey as part of a new "Love Where You Learn" campaign, launched there in September. (Submitted photo)
Surrey councillor says emptying trash bins at city parks needs to be made a priority. (File photo: TomZytaruk)

Surrey councillor says trash bins ‘overflowing’ in city parks

Coun. Jack Hundial made the remarks as council awarded $1.2M in landscaping contracts on Feb. 14

Surrey councillor says emptying trash bins at city parks needs to be made a priority. (File photo: TomZytaruk)
Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council approves waste collection contract

Council awards 7-year contract to GFL Environmental Inc. for curbside residential waste collection

Outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
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LETTERS: City of White Rock’s decision on waste collection welcome but questions remain

Strata dweller hopes residents won’t be penalized for broken contracts

  • Oct 21, 2021
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City of Surrey’s Love Where You Live cleanup campaign is reducing the amount of trash strewn about the community, including litter and large items that have been illegally dumped. (Contributed photo)

City of Surrey’s Love Where You Live clean-up campaign hits halfway mark

Still time to participate and be entered in a draw for backyard barbecue prize pack

  • Jul 17, 2021
City of Surrey’s Love Where You Live cleanup campaign is reducing the amount of trash strewn about the community, including litter and large items that have been illegally dumped. (Contributed photo)
COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
A Pacific Avenue resident has raised concerns about the amount of garbage collecting on his street. (Aaron Goodman photo)

Pacific Avenue resident takes issue with increased garbage on White Rock street

City hired additional garbage crews for the waterfront

A Pacific Avenue resident has raised concerns about the amount of garbage collecting on his street. (Aaron Goodman photo)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Recycling day in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey says no to fining residents for putting wrong items in disposal bins

Council rejects corporate report recommending penalties and fines be issued for garbage, recycling and organics contamination

Recycling day in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
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